Legal Information: Florida

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
April 13, 2017

What is the penalty for violating state firearm laws?

If the abuser has a gun in violation of your injunction for protection against domestic violence or against stalking/cyberstalking, s/he can be committing a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable by up to 1 year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.1

If the abuser has a gun and has been convicted in the past of one of the crimes described in If the abuser has been convicted of a crime, can s/he keep a gun or buy a new gun?, s/he can be committing a felony of the second degree, punishable by a term of imprisonment up to 15 years, a fine of up to $10,000 or both.2

Federal laws, which apply to all states, also restrict a person's right to have a gun if s/he has been convicted of certain crimes. There can be additional criminal penalties for violating federal gun laws.  Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 F.S.A. § 790.233(2)
2 F.S.A. § 790.23(3)